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James Fairfield-Sonn

James Fairfield-Sonn

Professor of Management
Fulbright Fellow
Phone: 860-768-4835, Room A309


BAR 110
World of Business

MBA 705
The Global Business Environment

MGT 701
Managerial Skills

Academic Positions:
Dean (2005-2013)
Interim Dean (2004-2005)
Director of the Executive MBA (1993-1995)
Chair of the Management Department (1987-1990)

Ph.D Yale (1985)
MS Cornell ILR (1979)
BS University of Massachusetts (1970),

Research Interests:
Understanding how leaders and managers can enhance organizational, group, and individual performance by creating greater alignment among a firm's vision, culture and strategic management systems.

Selected Scholarship:

Fairfield-Sonn, J.W. (2000). Corporate Culture and the Quality Organization. Westport, CT: Quorum Press.
Fairfield-Sonn, J., Kolluri, B., Singamsetti, R., Wahab, M. (2010). GMAT and other determinants of GPA in an MBA program. American Journal of Business Education, 3 (12), 77-85.
Fairfield-Sonn, J.W., Kolluri, B., Rogers, A., and Singamsetti, R. (2009). Enhancing an undergraduate business statistics course: Linking teaching and learning with assessment issues. American Journal of Business Education, 2 (7): 101-112.
Fairfield-Sonn, J.W. (2003). Forging a postmerger identity: Tough work in the executive suite. In Buono (Ed.) Research in Management Consulting: Enhancing Interfirm Networks and Interorganizational Strategies. Information Age Press, 51-70.
Fairfield-Sonn, J.W., Ogilvie, J.R. and DelVecchio, G. (2002). Mergers, acquisitions and long-term employee attitudes. Journal of Business & Economic Studies, 8 (2): 1-16.

Community Involvement:
Member, MacCurdy-Salisbury Educational Foundation
Member, Investment Committee, Old Lyme Congregational Church

BASF, Connecticut Renaissance, GE, IBM, ITT, Pratt & Whitney, State of Connecticut, UnitedHealthCare, Yale  


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